Moseley Productions has stepped up and given women’s fight fans what they have always wanted.
The boxing promotion announced Sunday that Maureen Shea will face IBF World super bantamweight champion Yulihan Alejandra Luna Avila on pay-per-view August 29th. The match will be on the undercard of the Shane Mosley versus Ricardo Mayorga event.
It has been nearly a decade since a women’s boxing bout was on a US ppv. Mosely credited Ronda Rousey for pushing them to put the match on the televised ppv portion.
Maureen Shea was a great choice to kick off what could be a revolution in the sport. Shea (24-2) won her past 10 bouts, with half of her wins by TKO or KO. The current IBA super bantamweight champ helped Hillary Swank train for the movie “Million Dollar Baby” and was featured in the documentary “Fight Like a Girl”.
She will have her hands full with Mexico’s Avila (12-2) who won the IBF World super bantamweight title this past November. Avila has yet to be stopped in the distance.
The match will hopefully spur more promotions to feature female bouts on their televised cards.